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Basics Edit

Denmark has 4 physical network operators:

  • TDC
  • Telenor
  • Telia
  • 3 (= Tre) (3G and 4G only)

and about 50 MVNOs operating of these networks.

2G/GSM is on 900 and 1800 Mhz, 3G/UMTS on 2100 Mhz and 4G/LTE has been started on the 800, 1800 and 2600 Mhz frequencies on all networks like in most of Europe.

CoverageEdit

All networks have nationwide 2G coverage but 3 which is a 3G/4G network only with roaming on TDC. For data on 3G 3 has the widest coverage in the country, while on 4G Telia is the most developed so far. To check out a certain place, it's best to take a look on the coverage maps: TDC coverage 3 Coverage Telia CoverageTelenor coverage.

AvailabilityEdit

While 4 networks and over 50 operators sound a lot of competition, prepaid offers are rare, as most of the providers are geared to contract customers. 3 for example stopped all prepaid activites in 2011 and sells only contracts which require a Danish personal security number. So unlike other countries, it's no use to go to a 3 shop anymore for a Danish prepaid card. Many MVNOs still offer prepaid, but don't have offline outlets to buy and top up. So the choice is rather limited.

Oister Edit

Oister
Oister is a MVNO on the 3 network. After 3 has ceased all prepaid activities in 2011, it's your only option for a prepaid SIM card on this network. It has the best 3G coverage in the country, 2G is roaming on TDC, 4G is not available for Oister prepaid yet.

Tank Selv Mobile BroadbandEdit

These SIM cards are data only (no voice or text). They can be used in any 3G compatible device. It's possible to get both nano and "Combi-SIM card" (Contains both a regular simcard, and a micro simcard), though all resellers do now offer nano-simcards yet.

Availability and start up costsEdit

Cards are sold in post offices and by various outlets. the resellers can be found here:Oister resellers  They have 2 different types of packages: One with voice only, and one with data only. Ask for "OiSTER Mobilt Bredbånd" The starter pack as Simcard only is 99 kr, Simcard with modem is 499 kr. Both come with 7 days activation (max. 50 GB).

Data feature packagesEdit

At the end of this time, you can buy extra time. All their packs are time based:

  • 1 day: 29 kr
  • 7 days: 79 kr
  • 30 days: 199 kr
  • 90 days: 499 kr

These packs must be bought online on www.oister.dk/tankselv following this procedure:

Select your time period: 1, 7, 30 or 90 days, press "Gå til betaling", put in your credit card information, copy your activation code, go back to www.oister.dk/tankselv, put in your "Kundenummer" (= Customer ID) and paste your activation code into "Aktiveringskode", press "Aktivér Mobilt Bredbånd".

The activation process should take around 10 mins. Your SIM card is active for the purchased time. The volume limit is 50 GB per period. So each activation code represents a period, thus 1 day has the same 50 GB limit as 90 days have.

More infoEdit

  • you need to activate a minimum of 1 day per year, otherwise your SIM card will be terminated.
  • APN: bredband.oister.dk
  • basic info in english

Telia Edit

Telia
Telia has a good 2G/3G coverage in the country. Their 4G is the most advanced but not yet available for prepaid.

Availability and start up costsEdit

Telia offers a "Telia Talk" prepaid SIM for voice, text and data. It's available in many 7/11 shops in the county: Store locator and in Telia outlets. Top up vouchers called Taleditskort can be purchased there and in many other locations.

The SIM Card is 29 DKK with the same credit and default data rate is 10 DKK per MB.

Data feature packages Edit

The following packs can be added to get better data rates:

  • 1 GB, 1 week, 49 DKK
  • 3 GB, 1 month, 99 DKK
  • 10 GB, 1 month, 179 DKK
  • 10 GB, 3 months, 399 DKK

More infoEdit

  • APN: www.internet.mtelia.dk
  • SIM sizes: newer package are sold with micro SIM, but e.g. some 7/11 still sells standard SIM only
  • Tethering: Yes
  • online in Danish only

One Mobile Edit

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One Mobile is the most popular prepaid MVNO in the country on the Telenor network which has good 2G and reasonable 3G coverage (see Telenor above).

Availability and costsEdit

It is sold in 4500 outlets in the country (list) like Bilka, Spar, Shell, Statoil, Post office, 7/11. Top up vouchers can be found there too for 50, 100 and 200 DKK. The SIM card is 50 DKK and includes 35 DKK of credit. Data is charged at 0.99 DKK per MB.

For reloads you are awarded data for free:

  • for a reload of 100 DKK, you get 300 MB free
  • for a reload of 200 DKK, you get 1 GB free

Overuse is charged by the default rate of 0.99 DKK/MB.

More infoEdit

  • SIM size: standard SIM cards. availability of micro SIM cards unknown.
  • Tethering: no apparent problem.APN: inter
  • APN: internet
  • online in danish only

TDC Edit

TDC
TDC is the network with the most subscribers in Denmark and a good 2G and 3G coverage (see above). 4G is not available for prepaid.

Start up costsEdit

Their prepaid SIM for data only (no voice or text) is called "Mobilt Bredbånd Tank Op" formerly "TDC's Bredbånd-2-GO Cash". 

The starter pack is often sold in combination with a USB-modem and called: "Mobilt Bredbånd Tank Op Startpakke". Do not confuse this with their normal voice SIM card starter pack (TDC Mobil Tid) , which cannot be used with their cheaper data service.

The starter combined with the USB dongle (Huawei E3131) is sold for 399 DKK, as SIM only for 129 DKK. It comes with 1 week of data capped at 10 GB .

Maximum transfer speedEdit

up to 20 Mbits, no 4G/LTE, up to 10 GB/month. Throttled if you exceed that.

Data feature packsEdit

The following time based packages can be booked:

1 day 29 DKK
3 days 69 DKK
1 week 129 DKK
1 month

299 DKK

Fair Use Policy limits at 10 GB per package.

AvailabilityEdit

Available in TDC Shops (list), Elgiganten, DSB Kort & Godt, 7-Eleven, Fona, and Expert. You will have problems topping it up online, when you use a non-Danish credit card. As they don't sell vouchers at all, the only other way is to go to a TDC shop and reload it directly. No having a Danish credit card, you should buy the pack at a TDC shop and top it up for the full time period right away.

More info SIM sizesEdit

  • SIM sizes: Standard SIM. Micro SIM availability unknown.
  • APN: internet
  • in Danish online

Lebara mobileEdit

Lebara
The British Lebara Group sells its products in Denmark too. It acts as a MVNO on the Telenor network giving reasonable coverage in 2G and 3G.

Start up costs and availabilityEdit

The starter pack is sold for 49 DKK in their outlets (survey) with no credit.

Default data rate is 0.39 DKK/MB.

Top ups can be tricky, as online you need to have a Danish address and registration. So you better stick to top up vouchers available in the shops shown above.

Data feature packsEdit

The following bundles can be booked:

  • 300 MB - 39 DKK - for activaton text 300mb to 5010
  • 1 GB - 49 DKK - for activation text 1gb to 5010
  • 2 GB - 79 DKK - for activation text 2gb to 5010
  • 5 GB  - 99 DKK - for activation text 5gb to 5010

Bundles are valid for 30 days, wll renew automatically if there is enought credit plus 5 DKK and can be stopped by texing <bundle size>*stop to 5010 e.g. 1gb*stop. Overuse is charged by the default rate.

More infoEdit

  • APN: Internet
  • website available in english

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